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Today is January 19, 2017
Oakland, MD 21550

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Friday, January 20th, 2017

  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a Commercial Driver’s License Learner’s Permit Prep Course on January 28 and 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College’s Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute in Grantsville.

    This two-day course will prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills.

    Entry requirements for the actual commercial driver training program includes the following: one must be at least 18 years of age, be able to obtain a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, and pass a DOT required drug screen. DOT language enforcement rule: one must be able to read English, converse with the public, understand highway signs and signals, respond to official inquiries, and make entries on reports or records.

    This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands on activities. It is recommended that students get a CDL Manual at the local MVA office and review prior to start of class. For additional information contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register for the course, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.


     
           
  • - Spring semester classes at Garrett College are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 on the McHenry campus. There is still time for both new and returning students to register for the upcoming semester, which runs through May 16. While many classes will be held on campus, a variety of courses will also be offered online this semester. Students considering enrolling for the spring semester are encouraged to view the course schedule on the College website.

    “Garrett College is excited to kick-off a new year. We encourage anyone with even a thought about attending college to reach out to us. We want to help you start your educational journey and make your dream of a college education a reality,” said Shauna McQuade, Director of Enrollment Management at Garrett College.

    It’s also not too late to get help paying for college. Financial aid staff can guide prospective students regarding federal, state, and local financial assistance. Garrett College also participates in GI Bill education and training benefits and other military assistance programs. Veterans and active duty members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Services interested in starting or returning to college should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 301-387-3083 to discuss military educational benefits.

    Garrett County high school students with an interest in earning college credits while in high school may take courses at Garrett College for a reduced rate. Home schooled students are also welcome to join the population of dual enrolled students at Garrett College who earn both high school and college credit at the same time.

    To make it more convenient to enroll in spring-semester classes, extended regular business hours will be held on January 17, 18, and 19. Regular registration, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, is extended until 5:30 p.m. those days. For more information about opportunities at Garrett College, contact the Office of Admissions at 301-387-3044 or toll-free 866-554-2773. Additional information is also available online at click for details


     
           
  • - ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS!

    We are NOW HIRING for the following seasonal positions at New Germany and/or Dan's Mountain State Parks:
    Park Ranger
    Park Maintenance Worker
    Park Naturalist
    Contact Station Attendant
    Visitor Services Attendant
    Lifeguard – Lake
    Lifeguard - Pool
    Concession Attendant
    Housekeeping/ Cabin Cleaners

    If you would like to apply for any of these seasonal positions, please visit click for details and search for jobs at New Germany or Dan's Mountain. Please be sure to complete all sections of the online application before clicking the “submit” button. Each recruitment announcement will include a requirement to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire, which each applicant must complete in order to be considered. The Supplemental Questionnaire will ask each candidate to select the specific job(s) for which they are applying.

    Please be advised that the recruitment period for all 2017 seasonal positions will be closing on January 25. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please feel free to call or stop by the Ranger Station.

     
           
  • - Beginning February 1, 2017, Garrett County Public Schools will be accepting applications for its Prekindergarten Program. To be eligible for this program, a child must have been born between September 2, 2012 and September 1, 2013. Applicants are to register at the school within their district.

    Interested persons must complete and submit the Prekindergarten Notification of Interest Form and a Prekindergarten Program Questionnaire. These forms can be obtained from the nearest elementary school, from the Elementary Education office in Oakland, or online @ garrettcountyschools.org under Early Childhood/Elementary Department.

    The packet includes the Notification of Interest Form, a parent letter, eligibility criteria and Prekindergarten Program Questionnaire. These forms will need to be completed and returned as soon as possible to the Elementary Education Department.

    Any question about this enrollment process should be directed to Mrs. Robin Schroyer, Administrative Secretary, Elementary Education Department, at 301-334-8927.
     
           

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • - U.S. Cellular offers free Device Workshops to help users create and keep New Year’s resolutions

    OAKLAND, MD (Dec. 28, 2017) – From health and fitness to adjusting budgets and expenditures, January is the season for smart changes. It sometimes can be tough to stay on track when setting new goals, but smartphones and devices will help you create and keep New Year’s resolutions.

    U.S. Cellular associates will help smartphone users get set up for success during a free Device Workshop in Oakland. Attendees will learn how to use their devices, such as fitness trackers, tablets and the iPhone 7 or Samsung Galaxy S7, to monitor their 2017 resolutions. Guests do not need to be U.S. Cellular customers to attend.

    “Our associates are always available to assist anyone with questions,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Mid-South. “The free Device Workshops are a great opportunity to learn the best tips to enhance and simplify life through technology. Our high-quality network with national coverage keeps users connected as they tackle new goals in the New Year.”

    The free Device Workshop will be held on Saturday, January 21 at 9:00 am at the U.S. Cellular store in Oakland, located at 13180 Garrett Highway. You may call 301-334-6460 for more information or to RSVP.

    4G LTE service may be provided through King Street Wireless, a partner of U.S. Cellular. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

    About King Street Wireless, L.P.
    King Street Wireless, L.P. currently holds 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 27 states and is partnering with Chicago-based U.S. Cellular to deliver high-speed 4G LTE service to U.S. Cellular's customers in several of the carrier's markets. King Street Wireless is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia where it is recognized for its involvement in its community both through its economic development and philanthropic efforts. To learn more about King Street Wireless, visit kingstreetwireless.com.

    About U.S. Cellular
    U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier offers coverage where the other carriers don't and a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. U.S. Cellular has the Highest Wireless Network Quality Performance in the North Central Region, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, and 99 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.


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    For more information, contact:

    Melissa Watkins Katie Frey
    Public Relations Counsel Communications Manager, U.S. Cellular
    804-402-5316 773-355-3275
    melissawatkins@comcast.net Katie.Frey@uscellular.com

    U.S. Cellular Store
    13180 Garrett Highway Oakland VA 21550
    Melissa Watkins 804.402.5316 melissawatkins@comcast.net
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

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    Take your best shot at the 100 Target Winter Blast fun shoot at Seven Springs Sporting Clays.

    SHOOT SCHEDULE
    – Registration 9 a.m.
    – European rotation beginning at 10 a.m.
    – Must be on course by 1 p.m.

    EVENT REGISTRATION
    – Please print the registration form and mail to Seven Springs Sporting Clays
    – For more information, please call 800-452-2223, ext. 7899 or visit click for details.
     
           

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities January 23-31. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit click for details.
     
           
  • - CES at Frostburg State University continues its 60th anniversary season with a spring lineup of award-winning musicians and professional artists from around the world. Performers include French songstress Cyrille Aimée, contemporary violinist Daniel Davis, the Buddhist monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery, the a cappella group The Filharmonic, the Irish musicians of the Brock McGuire Band, jazz musician Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Russian pianist Yuliya Gorenman, who will join the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of Beethoven.

    Romance is in store with a LIVE! at StarScape club performance on Friday, Feb. 10, from magnetic singer Cyrille Aimée. Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition, Aimée displays her versatility with crowd-pleasing originals and new takes on old-time standards. This 7:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day celebration in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in FSU’s Lane University Center features full bar service and a club menu. An additional dinner option offering a selection of entrées is served at 6 p.m.

    Contemporary violinist Daniel Davis performs on Thursday, March 2, at 8:15 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall as part of the On the EDGE club series. With charisma and brilliant technique, Davis and his band offer a performance that takes the violin into the modern musical landscape by fusing elements of hip-hop, R&B, jazz and pop.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet presents Buddhist monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery, who arrive in March for a five-day residency endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Events held Sunday, March 5, through Thursday, March 9, include the creation of a mandala sand painting and multiple lectures and workshops on Tibetan philosophy, art, meditation and culture. A public performance of “Sacred Music, Sacred Dance,” which combines multiphonic chanting, sacred music and dance, takes place March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center.

    The On the Edge series hosts the youthful a cappella singing group The Filharmonic on Thursday, April 6, at 8:15 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall. This talented group of young Filipino-Americans first gained national attention in the semi-finals of NBC’s competition show “The Sing-Off” and through their appearance in the popular movie “Pitch Perfect 2” as Team Philippines/Manila Envy.

    Traditional Irish music from the Brock McGuire Band is offered in a LIVE! at StarScape club performance on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall. The band is led by button accordionist and melodeonist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus McGuire and is supported by pianist Denis Carey and vocalist Garry O’Meara on banjo and mandolin. Their performance emphasizes traditional Irish music along with lively arrangements of American old-timey, bluegrass, French-Canadian and Celtic traditions.

    A LIVE! at StarScape club performance from iconic jazz musician Dr. Lonnie Smith takes place in Lane Manicur Hall on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. After a 50-year career, this authentic guru of the Hammond B-3 organ is still making waves. National Public Radio says, “You can probably count on one hand the number of people who’ve mastered the Hammond organ in jazz. Dr. Lonnie Smith can claim that distinction and more.”

    The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, led by Musical Director Elizabeth Schulze, presents a Masterworks concert, “A Fifth of Beethoven,” on Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in PAC Pealer Recital Hall. Two Beethoven works will appear in the program: “Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73” and “Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67.” Award-winning Russian pianist Yuliya Gorenman, who has been hailed as one of the most exciting Beethoven interpreters of her generation, joins the orchestra in the piano concerto.

    Tickets may be ordered by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137 or by visiting click for details. Tickets can also be purchased at the CES box office on the second floor of the Lane Center, which is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    CES is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. The CES 60th Anniversary season is supported in part by the city of Frostburg and the FSU Foundation.
    Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit click for details or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  • - The Continuing Education and Workforce Development division of Garrett College is offering Crocheting Basics at the Southern Outreach Center (the Armory) in Oakland on Tuesdays, January 31 to February 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
    Every great work begins with a single slip knot. You'll start there and move on to the basics of crocheting through chain and single crochet, turning and making rows and finishing off a simple wash cloth. Participants move on to half double crochet, double crochet and slip stitch, while we explore how yarn weights and hook sizes bring variety to your projects. It's just the way you put them together that makes the difference. All supplies included. Expect a supportive, relaxed atmosphere with your instructor, Katherine Lee.
    For additional information or to register, persons may contact Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.

     
           
  • | Local Events, Jobs, State Park, Maryland
    - ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS!
    We are NOW HIRING for the following seasonal positions at New Germany and/or Dan's Mountain State Parks:
    Park Ranger
    Park Maintenance Worker
    Park Naturalist
    Contact Station Attendant
    Visitor Services Attendant
    Lifeguard – Lake
    Lifeguard - Pool
    Concession Attendant
    Housekeeping/ Cabin Cleaners

    If you would like to apply for any of these seasonal positions, please visit click for details and search for jobs at New Germany or Dan's Mountain. Please be sure to complete all sections of the online application before clicking the “submit” button. Each recruitment announcement will include a requirement to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire, which each applicant must complete in order to be considered. The Supplemental Questionnaire will ask each candidate to select the specific job(s) for which they are applying.

    Please be advised that the recruitment period for all 2017 seasonal positions will be closing on January 25. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please feel free to call or stop by the Ranger Station.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities January 23-31. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit click for details.
     
           

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • - Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development will be offering a Make & Take Workshop: Wellness with Essential Oils at the main campus in McHenry. The class will be held on January 30, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

    Essential oils are a great addition to your family's healthcare regime. Ready-to-go and easy-to-apply rollerball remedies make your favorite blends even easier to incorporate into your everyday life! In this hands-on Wellness Make & Take Workshop participants will make their own natural rollerball remedies for: protecting against seasonal threats, boosting immune function, respiratory and digestive support, soothing sore muscles and joints, promoting calm, relaxation and restful sleep, focus and much more.

    The course is being instructed by Garrett County resident Kearstin Hinebaugh, a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. In her quest to reduce the toxic load for her and her family, she began researching various natural solutions. That research quickly led her to essential oils. Since uncovering their diverse applications and uses, she has become an essential oil enthusiast, learning everything she can about these gifts of the earth. These days she’s, admittedly, a bit obsessed with transforming her routines and making over her medicine, beauty and cleaning cabinets with oil-based products and wants to assist others in doing the same!

    For more information on this course persons may contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or terry.beachy@garrettcollege.edu. To register, contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities January 23-31. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit click for details.
     
           
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities January 23-31. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit click for details.
     
           
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Friday, January 27th, 2017

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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities January 23-31. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit click for details.
     
           
  • - Beginning February 1, 2017, Garrett County Public Schools will be accepting applications for its Prekindergarten Program. To be eligible for this program, a child must have been born between September 2, 2012 and September 1, 2013. Applicants are to register at the school within their district.

    Interested persons must complete and submit the Prekindergarten Notification of Interest Form and a Prekindergarten Program Questionnaire. These forms can be obtained from the nearest elementary school, from the Elementary Education office in Oakland, or online @ garrettcountyschools.org under Early Childhood/Elementary Department.

    The packet includes the Notification of Interest Form, a parent letter, eligibility criteria and Prekindergarten Program Questionnaire. These forms will need to be completed and returned as soon as possible to the Elementary Education Department.

    Any question about this enrollment process should be directed to Mrs. Robin Schroyer, Administrative Secretary, Elementary Education Department, at 301-334-8927.
     
           

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - | Local Events
    - C&O Canal Volunteers-In-Parks Speaker Series Program Presents: “100 Years, 101 Culverts”

    Steve Dean, longtime Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal ) volunteer and recipient of the 2016 regional Hartzog Enduring Service award, will be presenting a one-hour presentation on the culverts of the C&O Canal Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the C&O Canal in Cumberland, MD.

    “100 Years, 101 Culverts” is a presentation that highlights 101 of the canal’s 160 culverts in honor of the National Park Service Centennial celebration. A culvert is a structure that allows water to flow under the canal in certain locations. Steve, a photographer with the C&O Canal Association, takes a special interest in the canal’s culverts. The presentation will feature photographs of a wide range of culverts and discussion of their function, conditions and other aspects of culverts that can be found in the park today.

    The event is free and space is limited to the first 25 guests. If you would like to attend this event RSVP with your name and how many will be in your party. . For more information or to RSVP, please contact Linzy French, C&O Canal Administrative Assistant, at 301-714-2201 or linzy_french@nps.gov.

    Free parking can be found at the Howard Street parking lot located under the I-68 overpass in downtown Cumberland. The presentation will take place at the National Park Service building at 10 Howard Street located in the Canal Place Shops.

    10 Howard Street Cumberland MD 21502
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities January 23-31. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit click for details.
     
           

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities January 23-31. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando , FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Monday, January 30th, 2017

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities January 23-31. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit click for details.
     
           

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

  • | 4:00pm - 6:30pm | Religious Events
    - Come and enjoy a free, home-cooked meal. Open to everyone!
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Celebrating its 30th year, Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate WTAE-TV Channel 4 and Seven Springs Mountain Resort continue their Winterfest tradition of festivities January 23-31. Winterfest is an annual event showcasing all types of snow and slope activities, live entertainment, family activities, snow tubing, a torchlight parade and more.

    For more information, call 800-452-2223 or visit click for details.
     
           

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

  • - In conjunction with Maryland Humanities and the Smithsonian, the Western Maryland Heritage Association is presenting exhibitions about ‘the way we worked’ at six locations in Allegany County.
    The Grand Opening of The Way We Worked event will be at 3:00 pm, Saturday February 4, at the Allegany Museum. Refreshments will be served.
    Members of the pubic are invited to come along wearing badges, caps, uniforms, and other items of dress related to a place they or a family member have worked in Allegany County.
    Visitors will have the opportunity to have their favorite story about work recorded at the end of the opening ceremony. The stories recorded will become part of the Way We Worked display at Allegany Museum, and will be placed on the Museum website.
    During the Opening Event, visitors will be able to see the central Smithsonian exhibition which traces the changes that have affected the American workforce and work environments over the past 150 years.
    Allegany Museum will tell the story of the improvement in working conditions in Allegany County from 1877 to 2017. A series of dioramas will show the development of railroad work from the B&O in 1877 to todays’ CSX, illustrate the workers’ struggle for their rights at the Celanese Corporation, and tell the history of local labor organizations.
    Local companies and labor unions have provided documents, artifacts, and access to staff to support these displays, and local students have created audio visual histories.
    The other venues in the Western Maryland Heritage Association event include exhibitions about migrant labor at the Luke Paper Mill at the Williams Museum in Westernport, the lives of coal miners at Frostburg Museum, farm work at Mountain City Traditional Arts, the history of Cumberland glass at the C. Gilchrist Gallery and Museum, the working lives of canal boatmen, mule drivers, boatyard workers, and lock tenders at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Visitor Center, and servant life of the late 19th and early 20th century at the Gordon-Roberts House.
    All exhibitions are free, and open during each venue’s usual opening hours. Please contact each venue for more details, or call Allegany Museum 301-777-7200, or email manager@ alleganymuseum.org.

    Allegany Museum 3 Pershing Street Cumberland, MD 21502, (301) 777-7200; click for details; click for details
    Allegany Museum
    3 Pershing Street Cumberland MD 21502
    301.777.7200
  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.
     
           

Monday, February 6th, 2017

  • - CES at Frostburg State University continues its 60th anniversary season with a spring lineup of award-winning musicians and professional artists from around the world. Performers include French songstress Cyrille Aimée, contemporary violinist Daniel Davis, the Buddhist monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery, the a cappella group The Filharmonic, the Irish musicians of the Brock McGuire Band, jazz musician Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Russian pianist Yuliya Gorenman, who will join the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of Beethoven.

    Romance is in store with a LIVE! at StarScape club performance on Friday, Feb. 10, from magnetic singer Cyrille Aimée. Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition and the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition, Aimée displays her versatility with crowd-pleasing originals and new takes on old-time standards. This 7:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day celebration in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in FSU’s Lane University Center features full bar service and a club menu. An additional dinner option offering a selection of entrées is served at 6 p.m.

    Contemporary violinist Daniel Davis performs on Thursday, March 2, at 8:15 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall as part of the On the EDGE club series. With charisma and brilliant technique, Davis and his band offer a performance that takes the violin into the modern musical landscape by fusing elements of hip-hop, R&B, jazz and pop.

    The Mystical Arts of Tibet presents Buddhist monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery, who arrive in March for a five-day residency endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Events held Sunday, March 5, through Thursday, March 9, include the creation of a mandala sand painting and multiple lectures and workshops on Tibetan philosophy, art, meditation and culture. A public performance of “Sacred Music, Sacred Dance,” which combines multiphonic chanting, sacred music and dance, takes place March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center.

    The On the Edge series hosts the youthful a cappella singing group The Filharmonic on Thursday, April 6, at 8:15 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall. This talented group of young Filipino-Americans first gained national attention in the semi-finals of NBC’s competition show “The Sing-Off” and through their appearance in the popular movie “Pitch Perfect 2” as Team Philippines/Manila Envy.

    Traditional Irish music from the Brock McGuire Band is offered in a LIVE! at StarScape club performance on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Lane Manicur Hall. The band is led by button accordionist and melodeonist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus McGuire and is supported by pianist Denis Carey and vocalist Garry O’Meara on banjo and mandolin. Their performance emphasizes traditional Irish music along with lively arrangements of American old-timey, bluegrass, French-Canadian and Celtic traditions.

    A LIVE! at StarScape club performance from iconic jazz musician Dr. Lonnie Smith takes place in Lane Manicur Hall on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. After a 50-year career, this authentic guru of the Hammond B-3 organ is still making waves. National Public Radio says, “You can probably count on one hand the number of people who’ve mastered the Hammond organ in jazz. Dr. Lonnie Smith can claim that distinction and more.”

    The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, led by Musical Director Elizabeth Schulze, presents a Masterworks concert, “A Fifth of Beethoven,” on Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in PAC Pealer Recital Hall. Two Beethoven works will appear in the program: “Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73” and “Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67.” Award-winning Russian pianist Yuliya Gorenman, who has been hailed as one of the most exciting Beethoven interpreters of her generation, joins the orchestra in the piano concerto.

    Tickets may be ordered by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137 or by visiting click for details. Tickets can also be purchased at the CES box office on the second floor of the Lane Center, which is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    CES is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. The CES 60th Anniversary season is supported in part by the city of Frostburg and the FSU Foundation.
    Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit click for details or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.
    FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.
     
           
  • - To Bring Active Shooter Response Instructor Training to Garrett County

    Garrett College and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Active Shooter Response Instructor Training to Garrett County at the Garrett College Career Technology Training Center in Accident on March 16 – March 17, 2017 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This two-day instructor course is designed to teach proactive survival strategies for violent intruder or active shooter incidents. The goal of the ALICE program is to provide individuals with survival-enhancing options for those critical moments in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives on scene. For 14 years, the ALICE Training Institute has provided violent intruder response training to individuals and organizations across the nation.

    ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate and is a useful strategy for everyone: law enforcement, schools, universities, hospitals, businesses, and places of worship. Completing the ALICE Instructor Training course provides individuals with certification in ALICE Training and allows them the opportunity to bring ALICE strategies back to their places of work. Additionally, registrants will gain access to exclusive ALICE resources. ALICE is in line with recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    The ALICE Training Institute is changing how schools, universities, and businesses respond to armed intruders. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), developed after Columbine, teaches strategies to survive a life-threatening event. Supported by educators and law enforcement across the country, ALICE is quickly becoming the new standard of care.

    The registration fee for this training is $595 per person and can be completed online at click for details. For additional information on the upcoming ALICE training session to be held at Garrett College, persons may contact Shelley Menear, Coordinator of Safety, Security, and Compliance at Garrett College, 301-387-3037 or shelley.menear@garrettcollege.edu.

     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

  • | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Crafts
    - Located at Daisy's Dance Studio 60 Center St Keyser is the Valentines Celebration event! Make sure to stop by and get your significant other something special, or something for yourself! 10am to 5pm
    Daisy's Dance Studio
           
    Crystal Metz 304.663.3357 crystal.metz.cm@gmail.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by January 6, 2017.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Monday, February 13th, 2017

  • - Everyone Welcome!
     
           
  • - The third annual Power of Possibilities Business Plan Competition is now under way and open to all considering starting or growing a for-profit or non-profit business. Part of the continuing Power of Possibilities (POP) series of events, the business plan competition helps County entrepreneurs and want-to-be entrepreneurs build, hone and finalize a business plan for their idea or business.

    The plan is open to all regardless of experience, industry or idea and if is free of charge. Garrett College, in partnership with Appalachian Regional Commission, The Greater Cumberland Committee, local business leaders and Garrett County government, provides a supportive, nurturing, high-value experience where competitors are paired with local business leaders that serve as mentors over an almost three-month period. Competitors receive free materials, participate in informative meet-ups and briefings, network with one another and their mentors, and also have access to very low cost Garrett College Continuing Education classes on forming and growing a small business.

    The competition concludes during the annual POP awards luncheon at the Spring Entrepreneurial Summit on April 28, 2017, where winners will receive monetary prizes and the prestigious Daniel E. Offutt Innovation Award medal. Unlike many competitions, all that participate in the POP Business Plan Competition truly win by gaining practical advice and instruction and bringing their idea to an actionable point from which to launch.
    Feedback and results for the prior two competitions have been very positive. According to first year competitor Chis Nichols, inventor of the Card Caddy and one of the winners that year, “Thanks in part to the Power of Possibilities, the Card Caddy is now available worldwide. I couldn’t have done it without the POP experience.” Added Mike Tumbarello, Co-Director of POP, “We strive to help all people in the community to meet their goals and live their dreams. We have had well over three dozen entries the past two years and a large percentage of those have gone on to become operating, successful businesses that contribute to Garrett County. The POP program has received national recognition because of its many practical, proven facets and because it can work for all types of individuals in all life situations. We welcome applications from all those in the community that wish to capitalize on the possibilities and take control of their lives and careers.”

    For more information, applicants should go to click for details to apply. Persons may also contact Mike Tumbarello at 301-387-3167 or mike.tumbarello@garrettcollege.edu with questions. The deadline to sign-up to participate in the competition is January 27, 2017.

    Pictured in the photo from left to right are previous business plan competitors: Mikey Virts, Our Town Theatre; Chris Nichols, Card Caddy; Regina Holliday, The Walking Arts Gallery; Debbie Daniels, Your Happy Tails; Jason Liggett, Sky Dive Garrett County; Christopher “Selo” Closson, Project Bring Me To Life; Shannon Cook, Shine Time Studios / MountainShine Creative.

     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017

  • | 6:30pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Come out for an evening of fun & dancing! Anyone can bring their Prince or Princess to this event. Dress up like royalty or come as you are ~ these memories last a lifetime with kids!

    **PLEASE RSVP**

     
           
    301.334.2691
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Winter Fest 2017 is just around the corner! Please join us on February 17th-19th for our mid-winter blast. The town will be decorated with ice sculptures and there will be a Winter Fest Ball on the 17th at the Oakland Armory. The town is looking for your help!
    This is a great weekend to schedule a fundraiser for your charity or advertise for your business. It doesn't have to be major, but there are a lot of people in town looking for things to do. Past ideas have included snowmobile races, snowman building contests, Progressive dinners, etc.
    If you have an idea or want to participate, please let our Main Street Manager Michelle Ross know as soon as possible. Phone town hall at 301-334-2691 or email at mainstreetgoba@gmail.com
     
           

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs
    - Winter Fest 2017 is just around the corner! Please join us on February 17th-19th for our mid-winter blast. The town will be decorated with ice sculptures and there will be a Winter Fest Ball on the 17th at the Oakland Armory. The town is looking for your help!
    This is a great weekend to schedule a fundraiser for your charity or advertise for your business. It doesn't have to be major, but there are a lot of people in town looking for things to do. Past ideas have included snowmobile races, snowman building contests, Progressive dinners, etc.
    If you have an idea or want to participate, please let our Main Street Manager Michelle Ross know as soon as possible. Phone town hall at 301-334-2691 or email at mainstreetgoba@gmail.com
     
           

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